AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Ice Instructor Course Graduate (2015), New York State Licensed Guide, Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, AIARE (avalanche training) Level
Alan started climbing in Virginia when he was a teen. During high school and college he road tripped all over Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina exploring the rock climbing. After college he made his way out west and continued his climbing exploration, climbing at every climbing destination he came remotely close to. The adventure of climbing is what Alan fell in love with. Combine that with his traditional climbing ethics and it was only a matter of time before he fell in love with the Gunks and settled down in the New Paltz area. All this said, Alan's real passions are ice climbing and knitting.